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2023 Forbes Best-In State Wealth Management Team recognition by Forbes/Shook Research. Publication as of January 12, 2023. Rankings as of March 31, 2022

Forbes/SHOOK Research Best in State Wealth Management Team

"To provide our clients with an investment and wealth management team offering the highest level of integrity, communication and service. We work to be the primary source of financial advice to our clients by focusing on their goals while we develop, implement and monitor their personalized plan." - The BCJC Group

Douglas M. Crandall

Director

216-737-7380

dcrandall@rwbaird.com

Douglas (Doug) Crandall is a Director of Private Wealth Management with Baird. Doug assists families with addressing important financial planning issues, while focusing his emphasis on investment management and PIM portfolios. Doug services his clients out of the Baird Cleveland office.

Experience & Education

Doug entered the financial services industry in May of 1990. Doug combines his experience, discipline and philosophy along with the vast products and research of Baird to help clients obtain their financial goals.

Doug is a graduate of Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He currently holds his Series 7, 63, 65, and 31 licenses.

Family & Community

Doug enjoys numerous sporting and social events. He is active in his children’s school and church, St Albert The Great, chairing and helping with many fund raising and nonprofit events. He is also very active in coaching intramural soccer and baseball in the local community, and also a member of the Rotary Club of Cleveland. He is the founder and current president of the Crandall Family and Friends Foundation, with the purpose of helping children.

Doug was born in Fairview Park, Ohio. Doug and Maureen were married on September, 23 1995. They currently reside in Hinckley, with their children Hannah, Michael, Adam, Halle, Jacob and Nicholas.

Gerald Jarzabek, CFP®, CPWA®

Director

216-737-7382

gjarzabek@rwbaird.com

Gerald (Jerry) Jarzabek is a Director of Private Wealth Management with Baird. He provides a wide variety of financial services to his clients through the Baird office in Cleveland. He is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional and Certified Private Wealth Advisor®™ (CPWA®).

Experience & Education

Jerry began his career in the financial services industry in 1993 after graduating from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.

Family & Community

Jerry is also very involved in volunteer activities. He is past President of the Rotary Club of Cleveland, Cleveland Rotary Foundation, and Old Stone Foundation. He is currently a trustee at Marymount Healthcare Systems serving on the finance committee and director of the Cleveland State Foundation serving on investment committee.

Jerry is a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio. He now resides in North Royalton with his wife Kelly. He has three daughters, Olivia, Abbey and Grace. He is an avid runner and has completed numerous marathons, including the Boston Marathon.

Ryan W. Cox

Director

216-737-7383

rcox@rwbaird.com

Ryan Cox is a Director of Private Wealth Management with Baird. He provides a wide range of wealth management and investment services to his clients through the Baird office in downtown Cleveland.

Experience & Education

Ryan is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting. He began his financial services career in 1998.

Family & Community

Ryan is involved in local government. He currently serves as Council President for Waite Hill Village and has been a Councilman since 2006. In addition he is a co-founder and director for the Waite Hill Village Foundation. Ryan is also a member of the Notre Dame Club of Cleveland. Ryan is a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio and resides in Waite Hill Village with his wife Julie and daughters, Claire and Hazel.

Christine Wiskochil

Financial Advisor

216-737-7348

cwiskochil@rwbaird.com

Christine Benner Wiskochil is a Financial Advisor with Baird. She provides a wide range of wealth management and investment services to her clients through the Baird office in downtown Cleveland. Her areas of expertise within financial services include life insurance strategies and retirement planning.

Experience & Education

Christine earned her Bachelor's degree from The University of Toledo and graduated Cum Laude. She began her career in the Financial Services Industry in 1991.

Family & Community

Christine has a passion for using her finance and communication skills to strengthen her community. She is treasurer of Rotary Club of Cleveland and is a board member of Recovery Resources.

Christine was born and raised in Toledo, OH and now resides in Lakewood, OH. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities, fitness, teaching, church, volunteering, and spending time with her husband Jim, and dog Ogie.

Amanda Zuhse

Client Assistant

216-737-7347

azuhse@rwbaird.com

Amanda Zuhse is a Client Assistant in Baird’s Cleveland Office. She handles the administrative services and related requests for clients of the group.

Experience and Education
Amanda began working with The BCJC Group in December of 2008.

Family and Community
Amanda and her family reside in Fairview Park. 

Albert Pompeo

Associate Financial Planner

216-737-7381

apompeo@rwbaird.com

Albert (Albie) Pompeo is a Associate Financial Planner with Baird. Albert works with the team to help prepare comprehensive financial plans as well as investment breakdowns and wealth reports. He works through the Baird office in downtown Cleveland.

Experience & Education

Albie graduated college in the fall of 2020 from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance. He obtains his SIE, series 7 and 66.

Family & Community

Albie currently resides in Lakewood, Ohio. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family, watching movies, and participating in outdoor activities.

Janeanne Gregg

Client Assistant

216-737-7343

jgregg@rwbaird.com

Janeanne Gregg is a Client Assistant in Baird's Cleveland Office. She handles the administrative services and related requests for clients of the group.

Experience & Education

Janeanne began working with Baird in 2019 and joined The BCJC group in 2021. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus in Waldorf Education from Kent State University.

Janeanne is currently working to obtain her Series 7 and Series 66 licensing.

Family & Community

Janeanne resides in Akron, Ohio with her four children. Janeanne is active in her children’s schools and extracurricular activities. In her free time, Janeanne enjoys reading, hiking, and kayaking with her family.

Emily Kotnik

Marketing and Events Assistant

216-737-7340

ekotnik@rwbaird.com

Emily is a Marketing and Events Assistant in Baird’s Cleveland Office. She primarily handles the team’s marketing and event planning. She also assists with client requests and providing administrative assistance as needed.

Experience & Education

Emily began working with The BCJC Group in October of 2023. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on marketing from Kent State University in May 2023.

Family & Community

Emily resides in Lakewood, Ohio. In her free time, Emily enjoys boating, playing volleyball, spending time with her three siblings and friends, and watching movies.

Michael Crandall

Private Wealth Management Intern

216-737-7332

mcrandall@rwbaird.com

Michael is an private wealth management intern in Baird's Cleveland Office. Michael is currently learning about the business at Baird and is spending time with each member of the team to learn their skills. 

Experience & Education

Michael began interning with The BCJC Group in November of 2022. He is a current student at Cleveland State University, majoring in marketing. 

Family & Community

Michael currently resides in Hinckley, Ohio. He is a Cleveland sports fan and enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Michael is also a manager at his family's ice cream shop, What's the Scoop in North Royalton. 

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